it is encouraging that ethiopia’s government says hate speech must be addressed but any law that limits freedom of expression by punishing hate speech must be narrowly drawn and enforced with restraint, so that it only targets speech that is likely to incite imminent violence or discrimination that cannot be prevented through other means many governments have tried and failed to strike the right balance, and ethiopia’s own track record offers reason for alarm in the past, the ethiopian government has used vague legal definitions including in its anti-terrorism law, to crack down on peaceful expressions of dissent

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